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Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death
Reuters ^ | March 4, 2015 | Madjiasra Nako

Posted on 03/05/2015 6:43:02 PM PST by george76

President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed.

Chad's army has waged a series of battles against Boko Haram as part of a cross-border military campaign and has re-taken territory the militant group held in northeastern Nigeria.

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The Chadian army is considered one of the best in the region, backed by a strong air force. It first deployed to help Cameroon fend off Boko Haram and is now pressing southwest into Nigerian territory after capturing the border town of Gambaru last month.

Boko Haram, a Sunni militant group, has killed thousands of people in Nigeria during a six-year insurgency to carve out an Islamic caliphate. It has also staged a series of recent cross- border attacks into Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abubakarshekau; boko; bokoharam; cameroon; chad; gambaru; haram; idrissdeby; islamofascism; islamofascists; jihad; niger; nigeria; sunni
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1 posted on 03/05/2015 6:43:02 PM PST by george76
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Quick! Send Marie Harf down there to calm things down!


2 posted on 03/05/2015 6:46:47 PM PST by struggle
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Just kill him now, talk about it later!


3 posted on 03/05/2015 6:48:19 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not A Matter of Opinion)
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To: george76
Right.

What idiot, in a case like this, announces what they are going to do, before they do it?

(OK, besides Obama)

4 posted on 03/05/2015 6:48:26 PM PST by Michael.SF. (It takes a gun to feed a village (and an AK 47 to defend it).)
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To: struggle

Maybe she can offer the terror leader a job. Isn’t that what all terrorists need?


5 posted on 03/05/2015 6:50:19 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Michael.SF.

Announcing this may be a requirement for American foreign aid, courtesy of 0.00?


6 posted on 03/05/2015 6:51:30 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

good point


7 posted on 03/05/2015 6:54:28 PM PST by Michael.SF. (It takes a gun to feed a village (and an AK 47 to defend it).)
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To: george76

“Uh, surrender and we won’t kill you, but if you’re NOT in custody, then we will kill you.”

Riiiiight. What, is the guy they’re trying to catch dumber than The Won or something?


8 posted on 03/05/2015 7:00:13 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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“.....and called on him to surrender or risk being killed.” Ummmmm..... “I’ll take Door No. 3, please.”


9 posted on 03/05/2015 7:02:51 PM PST by hecticskeptic (In life it's important to know what you believeĀ….but more more importantly, why you believe it.)
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To: george76

meanwhile this regime is engaging in talks with the Taliban.


10 posted on 03/05/2015 7:06:45 PM PST by RginTN
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To: george76

“surrender now and face the death sentence or we will hunt you d own and kill you” riiight


11 posted on 03/05/2015 7:10:20 PM PST by 4rcane
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Well, he deserves a lot of credit for doing what no one else seems willing to do. More power to him.


12 posted on 03/05/2015 7:12:54 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Boko did hit and kill some civilians today; but the tide has definitely turned against them. Good for Chad. Incompetent corrupt Nigerian army was nearly impotent.


13 posted on 03/05/2015 7:35:11 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: 4rcane

The Chad people are backed up by the French foreign legion and the French AF.


14 posted on 03/05/2015 7:51:09 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

How is it that the French army is pretty sharp in Africa but wimps out in the home country?


15 posted on 03/05/2015 9:03:00 PM PST by arthurus (it's true!)
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To: george76

That’s how you do it.


16 posted on 03/05/2015 9:13:21 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The point is intimidation, just kill him and his allies will say they got lucky. Say you’re going to kill him and then doing so will hurt their moral.


17 posted on 03/05/2015 9:49:44 PM PST by Raymann
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To: george76

She will offer midnight basketball and entry level jobs.


18 posted on 03/05/2015 9:53:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Chad gave Qaddafi armed with the latest in Soviet equipment a kick in the arse when he tried to take over Chad. That was the war that made the Toyota pickup a top of line fighting vehicle.


19 posted on 03/06/2015 5:47:13 AM PST by C19fan
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The French had two horrible episodes during the Franco-Prussian war and WW II where their generals got absolutely outsmarted by the Germans. For some reason despite centuries of martial prowess the term “surrender monkeys” has stuck to them.


20 posted on 03/06/2015 5:49:07 AM PST by C19fan
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